Grant Thornton

75 - 150,000SF, Renovation, $10 - $20 Million

Grant Thornton

Chicago, Illinois

When the fifth largest professional services network in the world needed to refresh its North America headquarters, it trusted Leopardo to successfully renovate five floors, including a lobby and an executive level. Grant Thornton greatly values the more than 800 employees that work out of its Chicago office, voted by Crain’s Chicago Business as one of the best places to work, and updating the space played an important role in the company continuing that reputation.

  • 140,000-SF, 5-floor interior refresh of an occupied space, including demolition and build-out completed over two phases
  • Training rooms with Skyfold partitions and Lutron shades with integrated controls
  • Private escalator entrance from the main building lobby to the tenant’s second-floor suite
  • Build-out of the executive floor with high-end finishes
  • Food catering kitchens with commercial-grade equipment and walk-in coolers used for hosting events and entertaining clients
  • Complete renovation of existing restrooms, including plumbing, partitions and finishes and multiple sustainable features
  • Custom millwork, including boardroom table, as well as glass railings, radius back-painted glass and ventless gas fireplace
  • New mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems throughout, Rulon wood ceilings and extensive audiovisual systems
  • 100-foot-long, second-floor custom glass curtain wall system made with 3.5-inches of multiple lamented glass layers and used as a fire-rated glass barrier and to enhance natural light throughout the space
  • Completed on a 4-month fast-track schedule